ECR 2022 News
Ringertz: Nobel prize for PET may lie on the horizon
July 19, 2022 -- VIENNA - A Nobel prize for PET imaging could well be on the cards in the years ahead, but identifying the most deserving recipient(s) is no simple task, Prof. Hans Ringertz revealed during ECR 2022.  Discuss
ECR: CT radiomics can aid in characterizing renal cysts
July 17, 2022 -- VIENNA - The combination of CT radiomics and a machine-learning algorithm can help predict if a renal cyst is benign or malignant, potentially helping to avoid unnecessary surgeries, research presented at ECR 2022 indicates.  Discuss
What do imaging companies really think of ECR 2022?
July 17, 2022 -- VIENNA - What do vendors make of the new-look technical exhibition and the switch to a July date? And what surprises are in store for the artificial intelligence sector? We spoke with industry expert Sanjay Parekh about the major trends on the technical exhibit floor and his deep passion for cricket.  Discuss
ECR: What was COVID's impact on staff's stress levels?
July 17, 2022 -- VIENNA - The phenomenon of burnout among radiology staff isn't new, but the COVID-19 pandemic has added an extra dimension to it. That's the key finding of two presentations delivered on 15 July at ECR 2022.  Discuss
ECR: AI cuts radiologist workload by prioritizing mammography
July 17, 2022 -- VIENNA - Using an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to triage screening mammography exams for interpretation both cuts radiologists' recall rates and their daily reading list, according to a presentation delivered on 16 July at ECR 2022.  Discuss
ECR: AI could avoid further follow-up for lung nodules
July 16, 2022 -- VIENNA - An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for pulmonary nodule detection can enable many patients to be discharged earlier from follow-up in lung cancer screening, according to research presented at ECR 2022.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2022: Christiane Kuhl on breast MRI and life on the farm
July 16, 2022 -- VIENNA - Novel gadolinium-based contrast agents and the continued development of an abbreviated technique for breast MRI have caught the eye of Prof. Dr. Christiane Kuhl, PhD, at ECR 2022. She also celebrates the welcome return of in-person congresses and speaks about the wider impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2022: Alexander Radbruch on gadolinium retention
July 16, 2022 -- VIENNA - The jury's still out on the potential dangers of gadolinium retention in the brain caused by gadolinium-based contrast agents used in MRI, according to Prof. Dr. Alexander Radbruch. He also thinks a watching brief is needed on the rising incidence of gadolinium found in wastewater and that artificial intelligence (AI) may cut gadolinium dose by 10% in the next five years.  Discuss
ECR: Should patient shielding stay or should it go?
July 16, 2022 -- European experts are gradually reaching a consensus that radiation shielding is no longer needed for some imaging exams, yet this notion is proving a hard pill to swallow at some hospitals. With that in mind, a panel discussion held on Friday at ECR 2022 addressed the pros and cons of the issue.  Discuss
ECR: Research sheds light on COVID's impact on CT dose
July 16, 2022 -- VIENNA - Did the increased use of chest CT during the COVID-19 pandemic boost radiation exposure for either radiographers or patients? Surprisingly, it appears not, according to results from two small studies presented on 15 July at ECR 2022.  Discuss